Tag: Makkah

Umar Ibn al-Khattab In Pre-Islamic Days Beat Those Who Professed Islam

When Umar Ibn al-Khattab was a polytheists he used to beat a girl because she was a Muslim. This is reported in Ibn Ishaq (704 – 768 AD): “He passed by a slave girl of B. Mu’ammil, a clan of B. Adiy b. Ka’b who was a Muslim. Umar b. al-Khattab was punishing her to… Read More ›

Abu Lahab’s Wife Attempts To Murder The Prophet Muhammed

Abu Lahab’s wife, Umm Jamil – Her name was Arwah bint Harb bin Umayyah, she attempted to murder the Prophet Muhammed (p) when a verse of the Quran was revealed about her: “When Surat al-Masad (The Palm-Fibre) was revealed, the wife of Abu Lahab came looking out for the Prophet (pbuh) while she was carrying… Read More ›

Abu Bakr And Talha Ibn Ubaydullah Tied Together

Early Muslim converts to Islam were treated harshly by the polytheists. Their crime? Believing that there is One God,  and that Muhammed is His Messenger. Some of the ordeals early Muslims faced were very harsh, at times the early converts were murdered for holding on to their new beliefs. Among those who were mistreated is… Read More ›

Abu Jahl’s Attempt To Assassinate The Prophet Muhammed

The Quraysh polytheists sent for Prophet Muhammed (p), threatening to destroy him (and trying to bribe the Prophet with money, wealth and make him King, in order to stop him from preaching Monotheism) and at the same time when he refused one of their leaders, Abu Jahl went out the next morning attempted to smash… Read More ›

Khabbab Ibn Al-Aratt’s Life In Makkah: Conversion And Persecution

This is a continuation of a series of articles in regards to the lives of the early Muslims in Makkah. In this article we look at Khabbab Ibn al-Aratt’s early life in Makkah and how he was treated by the Quraysh idolaters as a result of his conversion to Islam. Khabbab relates a number of… Read More ›

How Abu Jahl Stirred Up The Meccans Against Innocent Muslims

The Quraysh idolaters persecuted early Muslims a lot. When their plans failed at times, they tried and attacking the most vulnerable of the Muslims i.e., those who did not have tribal protection. Those who did not have tribal protection were attacked, and at times murdered for merely abandoning their polytheistic beliefs for Islam. Abu Jahl,… Read More ›

Conversion To Islam And Persecution: Uthman Ibn Affan’s Early Life In Makkah

Uthman Ibn Affan in his early days in Makkah was was punched in the face by a qurayshi polytheist for merely having a different opinion to his. This is recorded by Ibn Ishaq (704 – 768 AD) : “[On another occasion when] Labid b. Rabi’a b. Malik b Ja’far b. Kilab was in an assembly of the… Read More ›

Quraysh Mushriks Attempted To Murder A New Convert To Islam

Some Quraysh polytheists attempted to murder some new Converts To Islam, but failed as the tribe to protected him. The mushriks (polytheists) were on the mission of murdering this innocent Muslim, as a result of him changing his faith to Islam. The early classical biographer, Ibn Ishaq (704 – 768 AD) mentions this: “Al-Zubayr b…. Read More ›

Quraysh Polytheists Beat Abdullah Ibn Masud For Reciting The Quran

The early companions of Muhammed (p) faced all sorts of persecution. The companion of Prophet Muhammed (p), Abdullah Ibn Masud was beaten up by Quraysh for merely reciting a verse from the Quran. Below are some of the earliest sources which mention the incident(s) where Abdullah Ibn Masud was attacked and beaten up for reciting… Read More ›

Quraysh Punishes Those Who Listen To Recitation Of The Quran

The early Muslims faced a lot of persecution. At times, the early Muslims were murdered for their beliefs. For example, if anyone – Muslim or non-Muslim were to get caught listening to the recitation of the Quran they were punished. Early classical sources mention this. Ibn Ishaq (704 – 768 AD): “If anyone of them… Read More ›